On Sunday 5 January, Parramatta Light Rail and Sydney Trains commenced decommissioning works on the T6 Carlingford Line as part of its conversion to light rail. The T6 Carlingford Line ran its last passenger services in the early hours of Sunday 5 January before it was fenced off as a construction zone.
Over 1,000 people said farewell to the Carlingford Line at an event hosted by Sydney Trains and Transport Heritage NSW, with many riding an historic Red Set F1 and sharing their memories of the rail line. The farewell event provided the community the chance to reflect on the train line’s history and to learn more about the Parramatta Light Rail project. While construction of the Parramatta Light Rail is underway, the 535 replacement bus service will operate between Carlingford and Parramatta to keep customers moving, running at least every 15 minutes in the busy periods of the day.
The Parramatta Light Rail team are currently undertaking decommissioning works on the rail track at Clyde Station and near the Parramatta Road intersection at Granville for the next few weeks. Works include shutting down of power and signals, removing overhead wires, and cutting and removing the rail. If you are driving in the area, please watch out for temporary traffic changes and follow the direction of traffic controllers.